Ruth, I have been meaning to tell you (or maybe I already did?) that I had read that topically applied green tea is very effective in reducing acne. I had been adding the tiniest pinch (the green tea powder) to my morning moisturizer to get rid of a touch that I had on my chin. It worked but was too drying. So last night I read about a "tincture" of thyme being more effective than antibiotics and/or benzyl peroxide. So I looked it up (DH has acne as well that the dermatologist cannot seem to get rid of, and his face tends to be on the red side of the color chart all the time). Anyway, here is a link to explanation and recipeUse thyme as a natural cure for acne It is inexpensive at least, and backed by recent science. Worth a shot? I am going to try to talk him into trying it. But since it isn't from his doctor I don't hold out much hope, although he may be desperate enough and tired of the docs on this one-he has been battling it since college, it is obviously hereditary and he doesn't want the skin on his face to end up like his mom or brother. He even did 2 courses of Acutane.
No announcement yet.
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